Foreign nationals of Shanghai regional headquarters to enjoy a lot of convenience
According to Provisions of Shanghai Municipality on Encouraging Transnational Corporations to Establish Regional Headquarters in Shanghai  No. 9, qualified Chinese nationals from regional headquarters and headquarters organizations can apply for the APEC business travel card.For business trip to Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan or abroad, the relevant departments shall provide convenience for exit.
I. Foreign nationals from regional headquarters and headquarters organizations, who need to enter the country repeatedly, may apply for multiple entry visa with a valid period of not more than one year and a stay period of not more than 180 days. Those who need to come to this city temporarily shall apply for entry visa at Chinese embassies and consulates abroad. If time is tight, they may apply to the public security department for entry visa at the port of entry in accordance with relevant state regulations.
II. Foreign nationals, who need to stay in this city for a long time, may apply for residence permit valid for three to five years.
III. Senior administrative personnel such as legal representatives of regional headquarters and headquarters organizations may, in accordance with the Administrative Measure for the Examination and Approval of Permanent Residence of Foreign Nationals in China, be given priority in recommending and applying for permanent residence permits.
IV. The entry-exit inspection and quarantine department provides a green channel for the legal representatives of regional headquarters and headquarters organizations and their senior executives related to the functions of the headquarters to handle health certificates.
Shanghai Nuo Di Law Firm has been handling work visas and residence permits for foreign staff of regional headquarters and headquarters organizations. More information are available on www.shndlaw.com